President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign are reportedly preparing to end the suspension of his signature political rallies.
According to Politico, the next such public event could come within the next two weeks following a hiatus of several months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The great American comeback”
Amid a continuing public health crisis and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said the rallies will allow the president to focus on positive trends, including a better-than-expected jobs report.
“Americans are ready to get back to action and so is President Trump,” Parscale said, according to Politico. “The great American comeback is real and the rallies will be tremendous.”
He went on to take a jab at Trump’s Democratic rival, saying that the incumbent will “see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that ‘Sleepy’ Joe Biden can only dream of.”
With millions of jobs added to a reopening economy in May, Trump and his administration have already heralded the report as a sign that the economy is headed in the right direction.
“It’s happening because America has taken note of the fact that we have a president who ushered in the hottest economy in modern history,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Monday, according to a report from ABC 6 in Ohio. “Record-low unemployment for black Americans, for Hispanic Americans, for the disabled, for our veterans.”
“People want to get out and rally”
As for when the president will take that message on the road, that remains to be seen — and the Trump campaign is reportedly still scouting for locations to host upcoming rallies.
Trump is slated to attend a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday and the GOP is also searching for a possible replacement location for the Republican National Convention, which was originally supposed to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Wherever the rallies and convention are held, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a recent Fox News interview that the party will make sure the safety of attendees is a priority.
“There are a lot of things we can do to make sure this is safe, but people want to get out and rally,” she said, according to Fox. “They want to get out and start campaigning and being part of this election for this president and the enthusiasm for him is through the roof.”
Though health experts still advise the practice of social distancing and other protective measures, the ongoing protests against police brutality have given some Trump supporters an argument for resuming campaign rallies. If past events are any indication, plenty of fans are sure to make every effort to attend.